Longtime Island newscaster Diane Ako has opened her own public relations firm, “Diane Ako PR.” She specializes in media placements for traditional media as well as online articles, but will handle a scope of public relations tasks that include media-training, crisis communications, producing company videos, and more.Read more
Join a panel of local news executives and experts for an informal roundtable discussion on some of the recent changes in Honolulu media.Read more
The public is invited to view outstanding student-produced video stories on the big screen at PBS Hawaii’s first-ever Hiki Nō Festival. The featured stories, produced last school year, have aired on PBS Hawaii’s student news program, Hiki Nō, and are nominated in this year’s Hiki Nō Awards. Hiki Nō is Hawaii’s first statewide student news network, made up of 86 public, private and charter schools from across the islands. Through the production of video news stories about their schools and communities, students gain valuable workforce and life skills, while teachers engage their students in hands-on, collaborative learning.Read more
The Hawai‘i Herald today took a major step forward in its more than thirty year history with the launch of its online edition. The debut issue is focused on the Primary Election, with a story on the “David vs. Goliath” gubernatorial race between incumbent Governor Neil Abercrombie and veteran State Senator David Ige, as well as a Q&A forum on the issues with responding candidates for the major offices.
“This is an historic moment for The Hawai‘i Herald, the only Hawaii-based newspaper dedicated to covering the local Japanese American community,” says Keiichi Tagata, president of parent company Hawaii Hochi, Ltd. “After 34 years of sharing stories in print with loyal readers, mostly in Hawaii, we look forward to sharing the Herald with a wider audience of readers around the world.”Read more
In response to The History Channel’s new series “American Jungle,” the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), as well as representatives of hunting, animal protection and film agencies in Hawaii, find the series’ depiction of hunting activities on the Island of Hawaii to be inaccurate, offensive, and in some cases, potentially illegal.
The DLNR Division of Conservation Resource Enforcement (DOCARE) is currently conducting an investigation into whether several of DLNR’s rules and regulations may have been broken during the filming of the program. Activities such as night hunting both on public and private land, are illegal under Hawaii Revised Statues §183D-27 and Hawaii Administrative Rules §13-123-6. The Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), which oversees DLNR’s hunting program, denied a permit request last spring for the production to film on state forest lands.Read more
A new quarterly surf culture magazine is launching alongside a custom, free iPhone app. Co-founders Matt Luttress and Chance Carpenter say ‘nude’ will be “documenting surf stories from the ageless sea… focusing on enchanting art and cultural stories.”
In print, the bilingual publication will be distributed at select locations on each of the major Hawaiian Islands. Digitally, it will explore surfing’s elegant roots in both article and short films through the app.
Luttress and Carpenter say that ‘nude’ aims to create an unparalleled mobile magazine experience, seamlessly melding the beauty of print with the immediacy of digital. The magazine will release a teaser trailer for a new surf story every Friday via the app.Read more
MANA Magazine, which will be devoted exclusively to Hawaiian culture and current affairs, will launch in April 2012. The bi-monthlyRead more
The Hawaii-based husband and wife duo behind one of the world’s most successful blogs and podcasts devoted to the TV show “LOST” has launched a new daily pop culture show.
Ryan and Jen Ozawa, hosts of “The Transmission,” launched “Popspotting” on May 23, exactly one year after “LOST” left the airwaves. But instead of devoting over an hour of conversation a week to a single show, “Popspotting” serves up a bite-sized chat every weekday, and covers movies, television, music, books, and much more.
“Popspotting” also adds guests into the mix, with regular trivia challenges and special interviews planned.Read more
They’re on the verge of making history. Several hundred students from Kauai, Niihau, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hawaii IslandRead more
Pearl City library received a notable donation of over 20 DVDs featuring Korean soap operas courtesy Palama Supermarkets.
Palama Supermarkets, one of the largest Korean-owned businesses in Hawaii with three locations on Oahu,
selected Pearl City Public Library to receive the DVDs because of the close proximity to its recently-opened Waimalu store.
Hawaii fans who watched ABCâ€™s â€œThe Bacheloretteâ€ Jillian Harris bid aloha to Reid Rosenthal after their romantic date on MauiRead more
Flush with the record-setting audiences sucked in by the FOX network’s “American Idol,” KHON announced today that the latest NielsenRead more
Unionized employees at the Honolulu Advertiser held a lunch-hour rally outside the newspaper building yesterday to call attention to theRead more
Hawai`i Rep. Ed Case is part of a bipartisan campaign in Congress to reverse last week’s controversial decision by theRead more
The owner of Hawaii’s largest daily newspaper has acquired a series of magazines geared toward tourists and its associated website,Read more
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The U.S. media is “becoming more and more an echo chamber” of the Bush administration and not asking hard questionsRead more
The “24/7 media culture” that dominates TV news today will be tested if America goes to war with Iraq, anRead more
In a series of articles published today in The Sacramento Bee, travel editor Janet Fullwood gives West Coast readers anRead more